From the Vault: Mind Flayers


Behold the mind flayer... Art by Gabriel Cassata (gabrielcassata.tumblr.com)
Behold the mind flayer... Art by Gabriel Cassata (gabrielcassata.tumblr.com)

If you've watched Stranger Things 2, then you know another beloved Dungeons and Dragons monster pops up as an analogy for an extra-dimensional menace: the mind flayer. Join Robert and Christian for the 2016 episode "The Body Illithid: Science of the Mind Flayers," in which they explore the real-world science behind these tentacled, brain-sucking monsters.

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Topics in this Podcast: biology, monsters